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Welcome to our library where we aspire to guide each student through the adventures of reading. The library can truly be a magical place of imagination with the right support and tools.

Librarian

Miss Trish is the librarian.

Accelerated Reader Program

Accelerated Reader (A/R) is a computer program that helps educators monitor children’s in-dependent reading practice. Your child chooses a book at his own level and reads it at his own pace. They take a self-directed computer quiz. (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read.)

Children using A/R choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.

Accelerated Reader BookFinder.

Renaissance Home Connect

Renaissance Home Connect improves the school-to-home connection by allowing parents and students to log in to a website and view the student’s reading practice and progress towards goals. Access to online results promotes discussion between parents and students, which motivates students and can make reading practice even more effective. In addition, parents can specify up to six email addresses to receive automatic updates in English or Spanish on their student’s math and reading progress.

Look for letters to come home which provide parents with their students log in and password information for A/R.

Home Connect.

Accelerated Reader Dot Codes

The books in the library are coded with colored dots that correspond to the A/R reading difficulty level.

Black Dot 0.0-0.9 Kindergarten
Brown Dot 1.0-1.4 Beginning of 1st grade
Indigo Dot 1.5-1.9 End of 1st grade
Yellow Dot 2.0-2.4 Beginning of 2nd grade
Green Dot 2.5-2.9 End of 2nd grade
Teal Dot 3.0-3.4 Beginning of 3rd grade
Red Dot 3.5-3.9 End of 3rd grade
Blue Dot 4.0-4.9 4th grade
Orange Dot 5.0-10.0 5th through 10th grade

Seach Library Collection

Dent Library’s book collection is cataloged and searchable online.

Search Collection

Recommended Reading

Book/Series Author
Keeper of the Lost Cities Shannon Messenger
Poppy series & Crispin series Avi
Berenstain Bears series Jan & Stan Berenstain
Fudge series Judy Blume
The Mitten Jan Brett
Clifford the Big Red Dog Norman Bridwell
Arthur Marc Brown
Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle
The Mouse and the Motorcycle & Ramona Quimby Beverly Cleary
My Side of the Mountain Jean Craighead George
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
Strega Nona Tomie DePaola
Weird Side School Stories and Sports Fiction Dan Gutman
Lily’s Plastic Purse Kevin Henkes
Redwall Abbey Brian Jacques
Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
Guardians of Ga’hoole Kathryn Lasky
A Wrinkle in Time Madeline L’Engle
Chronicles of Narnia C.S. Lewis 
Giver Lois Lowry
The Paper Bag Princess Robert N. Munsch
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Laura Numeroff
Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O’Dell
Treasure Hunters series & House of Robots series James Patterson
Magic Tree House series Mary Pope Osborne
Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis Dave Pilkey
Miss Mallard Mysteries Robert Quackenbush
Henry and Mudge series Cynthia Rylant
The Stinky Cheese Man and The Time Warp Trio series Jon Scieszka
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein
Eggs and Stargirl Jerry Spinelli
A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket
Dr. Suess books Dr. Suess
Goosebumps R.L. Stein
Charlotte’s Web E.B. White
Elephant & Piggie series and Pigeon series Mo Willems